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"Approve pay cut or lose your job" not coercion: FWC

A large catering contractor did not coerce its workers when it warned them they would lose their jobs and forgo severance if they failed to approve a pay cut for new employees, the FWC has found.

Labour hirers not "exempt" from redeployment obligations: FWC

A FWC member has resisted criticising labour hire company Workpac for mishandling the redundancies of five mine workers due to "extraordinary" COVID-19 circumstances but expressed disbelief at resource giant South32's ignorance of its supplier's statutory obligations.

Pizza slice sacking costs Toyota $276K

A loyal former Toyota manager has been awarded $276,681 damages after being sacked in part because his young son ate some "leftover" pizza purchased on his company credit card during a business trip.

FWC's arbitral powers maintained under inherited deal: Full court

In a significant, if split, decision on the FWC's jurisdictional ambit, a majority full Federal Court has ruled that the tribunal would not be invalidly exercising judicial power if it arbitrated a dispute under an agreement an employer inherited after winning a Defence Department tender.

Include 25% casual loading in FEG payout: Court

In what the CFMMEU is hailing as another win in a similar vein to the landmark Skene and Rossato rulings, the Federal Court has overruled the Attorney-General's Department's "parsimonious" refusal to include a 25% casual loading in a mineworker's FEG payout.

Consultation required before coronavirus layoff: FWC

A Melbourne hotel that claimed an inability to engage in face-to-face discussions before making a chef redundant during the city's second COVID-19 lockdown must compensate her for unfair dismissal, after falling foul of award consultation obligations.

Settlement offer cruels attempt to reduce redundancy

A recruitment company that sought to slash a marketing coordinator's hours by 75% before making her redundant has failed to convince the FWC that it should reduce her payout to zero.

Qantas defeats claim for bigger redundancy payouts

In holding that Qantas need not include prior service with related entities or casual employment when calculating flight attendants' redundancy entitlements, a senior FWC member has accused the FAAA of "cherry picking" to try to prove otherwise.

FWC bench didn't "grapple" with conflicting terms: Full court

An FWC bench led by President Iain Ross "made no attempt" to analyse how model and agreement redundancy terms would operate in conjunction when assessing whether 21 seafarers had been fairly dismissed, a full Federal Court has found.